Hello Canberra Riders, First off what a great site! I have been reading posts for the past few days and there is a lot of great local information on here, particularly for new riders. I am a male in late 30's and finally decided to get my motorcycle licence. Always wanted to get it but just never got around to it (either lack of money or busy with young kids). I finally got around to it last Wednesday and completed the Stay Upright course and picked up my learners licence the next day. I am looking to get myself setup with the safety gear over the next week or so. Don't have a bike but without a doubt I ultimately want a cruiser style bike. Simply always wanted one. Something with the v-twin setup really appeals to me. To be honest I am not all that confident on the bike yet. Went really well on the L's course (better than expected) but I am sure out on the open road is a different story, especially in Canberra. To start off with I was thinking a 250 cruiser (yamaha virago/v-star, suzuki intruder, honda VT) until I get comfortable on a bike and build up my bike skills then look at upgrading to something a bit bigger and more suited to the open highway. I am about 5'11" and around 90kgs. I don't mind if the bike struggles a bit at the higher speeds (80kph+) while I build up confidence. From reading various posts on this site it seems that the cruisers might not be the best option for passing the MOST P's test. I'll love to hear any feedback from anyone who has gone through the P's test with a cruiser. I'd really like to get a small cruiser straight up but if makes getting my P's a lot more difficult then I might consider a basic naked style bike for the short term. I am not in too much of a rush to get my P's so if it is just a matter of a bit more experience then I am happy to put in the time. I think the learners group rides are a great idea an look forward to joining in on some in the near future.